A personal perspective of the appointed leader's role in creating an educational setting

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Barbara Little Gottesman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Dale L. Brubaker

Abstract: Curriculum development has infrequently addressed the problem of the gap which lies between the researcher's development of theory and the teacher's implementation of those theories in the classroom. Recently, Goodlad, Sarason, and Brubaker have validated the narrative approach to the study of the creation of settings process itself as an alternative to statistical analyses of the component parts of the process. This study examines the important distinction between change and innovation and examines carefully the conserving element in educational settings. The crucial figure of the leader and the evolving methods of analyzing leadership bring the researcher to development of a new model with which to examine curriculum development and leadership in the creation of a new setting in a small private school. The social psychology of Sarason and the dynamic interchange between theory and practice developed by Brubaker are the writings which led to the construction of the model. The model is then used to analyze the process of a leader's experiment in creating a new setting at New Garden Friends School.

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Language: English
Date: 1982
Education $x Philosophy
Curriculum planning

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